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Arctic sea ice shrivels to record low for winter

| Mar 22 2017 - 9:35am | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — The frigid top of the Earth just set yet another record for low levels of sea ice in what scientists say is a signal of an overheating world.

  1. | Posted: Feb 25 2017 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — Friday’s White House press briefing, normally an on-camera affair open to all reporters with press credentials, was turned into an exclusive event for certain outlets hand-picked by the administration.

  2. | Posted: Feb 25 2017 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — The White House on Friday defended chief of staff Reince Priebus against accusations he breached a government firewall when he asked FBI Director James Comey to publicly dispute media reports that Trump campaign advisers had been frequently in touch with Russian intelligence agents.

  3. | Posted: Feb 24 2017 - 12:05am

    ANAHEIM, Calif. — Anaheim officials pressed for calm Thursday after a night of raucous protests that followed an incident in which an off-duty policeman scuffled in his front yard with a boy, drew a weapon and fired a shot into the ground after another teen pushed him over a hedge and others surrounded him.

  4. | Posted: Feb 24 2017 - 12:05am

    CANNON BALL, N.D. — Authorities on Thursday cleared a protest camp where opponents of the Dakota Access oil pipeline had gathered for the better part of a year, searching tents and huts and arresting dozens of holdouts who had defied a government order to leave.

  5. | Posted: Feb 24 2017 - 12:05am

    MEXICO CITY — Seeking to tamp down growing unease in Latin America, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly pledged Thursday that the United States won’t enlist its military to enforce immigration laws and that there will be “no mass deportations.”

  6. | Posted: Feb 23 2017 - 10:19am

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA’s Jupiter-circling spacecraft is stuck making long laps around the gas giant because of sticky valves.

  7. | Posted: Feb 23 2017 - 12:05am

    In Orange County, California, dozens of immigrant parents have signed legal documents authorizing friends and relatives to pick up their children from school and access their bank accounts to pay their bills in the event they are arrested by immigration agents.

  8. | Posted: Feb 23 2017 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Wednesday ended federal protections for transgender students that instructed schools to allow them to use bathrooms and locker rooms matching their gender identities.

  9. | Posted: Feb 22 2017 - 10:04am

    WASHINGTON — The Trump administration will revoke federal guidelines that tell public schools to let transgender students use bathrooms and locker rooms matching their chosen gender identity, the White House said Wednesday.

  10. | Posted: Feb 22 2017 - 10:02am

    CANNON BALL, N.D. — The last people remaining at a Dakota Access pipeline protest camp prayed and set fire to a handful of wooden structures on Wednesday, hours ahead of a deadline set by the Army Corps of Engineers to close the camp.

  11. | Posted: Feb 22 2017 - 10:00am

    MEXICO CITY — President Donald Trump is sending his top diplomat and homeland security chief to Mexico on a fence-mending mission made all the more challenging by the actual fence he wants to build on the southern border.

  12. | Posted: Feb 22 2017 - 9:58am

    WASHINGTON — While serving as Oklahoma’s attorney general, new Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt was in frequent contact with fossil fuel companies and special interest groups working to undermine federal efforts to curb planet-warming carbon emissions.

  13. | Posted: Feb 22 2017 - 9:57am

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — For the first time ever, astronomers have discovered seven Earth-size planets orbiting a nearby star — and these new worlds could hold life.

  14. | Posted: Feb 22 2017 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — Supreme Court justices debated border shootings and drone strikes Tuesday in a case that could preview the legal battle over President Donald Trump’s proposed ban on foreign travelers from certain Muslim-majority countries.

  15. | Posted: Feb 22 2017 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Tuesday condemned recent threats against Jewish community centers in the U.S. as “painful reminders” of lingering prejudice and evil, his first full-throated comments on the rise of anti-Semitic venom after pressure for him to speak out forcefully.